A Trusted Friend in a Complicated World

Karuna writes about wildlife, nature, history and travel for magazines, newspapers and websites including National Geographic, National Parks, Discovery Channel, Atlas Obscura and the High Country News. She's also produced a number of independent films and directed the documentary The Guerrero Project, about the search for a sunken slave ship. She and her husband, Steve, wrote an award-winning guidebook to the Florida Keys and are currently completely renovating an abandoned house in a ghost town. She holds a B.A. in journalism and geology from the University of Montana. Member of OWAA, SATW.
red spray paint x's on trees along a roadway

If You See Paint on Trees, This Is What It Means

Seeing blue dots, red Xs, orange circles, and purple bands on trees and wondering what they mean? Here's what we found out about those painted trees.